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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Market
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“An enclosed public market offering everything from produce, sandwiches, desserts, and honey.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of history's most famous symbols of freedom and justice is a must-see when in the city! Surrounded by other historic monuments and sights which makes it an easy day trip!”
  • 189 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Independence Hall is the building where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It first opened in 1753. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.”
  • 195 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. It is a giant piece of art you can walk through and explore nooks & crannies. It is whimsical & facinating. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. They host fun events, DIY art nights, live music & BYOB. Check the website calender for more information. ”
  • 143 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Park
“Grab a beer and a sandwich and swing on a hammock along the Delaware River! Awesome views of the Ben Franklin Bridge!”
  • 153 locals recommend
City Hall
“Get tickets for a quick trip up to the top of City Hall’s observation deck! ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Local Fave. So it’s a friendly competition between Pat’s steaks. Their stores literally face each other. So you have to buy a steak from each place and weigh in on this debate. Whose is the best ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“The only tourist eatery worth stopping by. Their steaks are talked about for a reason.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
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“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 135 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“The Walk is an open-air shopping mall with everything you could ever want to buy. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Casino
“This popular casino on the Delaware River waterfront has 1,891 slots, over 100 table games, a 28-table poker room, seven restaurants and bars.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“For a nice walk, see the river front. Ice skating in the winter. Spruce street harbor park in the summer which has food and drinks, hammocks and lights!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Chinatown is a bustling showcase of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean cultures and cuisines. Beyond the gilt-painted Friendship Gate are streets packed with restaurants and bars, including the famous speakeasy-style Hop Sing Laundromat. Eclectic shops sell items that range from hand-stretched noodles to colorful trinkets. The annual Chinese New Year celebrations feature lion dances and fireworks displays.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“Coney Island amusement park with thrill rides for kids & adults, carnival games & snack foods.”
  • 149 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“The self-proclaimed "inventor of cheesesteak" offers classic versions of Philly's favorite sandwich.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Local Fave. So it’s a friendly competition between Pat’s steaks. Their stores literally face each other. So you have to buy a steak from each place and weigh in on this debate. Whose is the best ”
  • 108 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The only tourist eatery worth stopping by. Their steaks are talked about for a reason.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 135 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Casual Mexican fare, potent margaritas, a lively vibe & outdoor seating make this a popular summer hangout.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Israeli Restaurant
“If you're looking for the very best Israeli food, look no further. A five-star restaurant helmed by the acclaimed chef Michael Solomonov. Hard to book (60 days out), but if you can plan this far ahead, worth the visit.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great Mexican fusion restaurant. Very hip. This is definitely the pre-game for a night on the town ”
  • 62 locals recommend

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